The eee is small. It has very little storage. So, why should I use dozens of MB on a word processor? Because I get word documents in the mail every once in a while.
In fact, the only word documents I get are error messages from windows users. Here's the procedure every one of them seems to have found to tell me what's inside explorer's error pages:
- Capture the screen
- Paste it into Word
- Mail it to me
I suppose copy&paste of the page contents was too hard. But anyway, I usually manage by having kword or abiword handy, but I was thinking...
I am reading my email. That means I am on the net. That means google docs is right there. And they have a python API! 15 minutes later... open_with_gdocs.py
#!/usr/bin/env python import gdata.docs.service,gdata,sys,os # Create a client class which will make HTTP requests with Google Docs server. client = gdata.docs.service.DocsService() # Authenticate using your Google Docs email address and password. client.ClientLogin('[email protected]', 'whateveritis') ms = gdata.MediaSource(file_path = sys.argv, content_type = "application/msword") entry = client.UploadDocument(ms,"tmp_open_with_gdocs/%s"%sys.argv) os.system("firefox '%s'"%entry.GetAlternateLink().href)
Remember that you need to delete it later if you don't want it, and rename it if you want to keep it with a decent name.
I am not turning it into a real app, but it's good enough for me. Put it in your path and associate it to your .doc files.
A similar thing for .xls is trivial. A script that would handle both, also.
Could please someone take this and make it a real app?